Sunday, August 17, 2008

Printable Why Question Book for Children with Autism

Printable Book Why Questions Children AutismChildren with autism often struggle with "wh" questions like Who, What, Where, and Why.  My son struggles with all of these, but I think his not being able to understand "why" is the most frustrating for both of us. There are books out there designed to teach children with autism to answer "wh" questions.  My son's speech therapist uses the Buddy Bear books from Lingui Systems.  They are kind of expensive so I decided to make my own versions of them.

My son's nick name is Monkey so the main character is a monkey and since it was written for him it addresses come common occurrences in our house, but it should still be of some use for others.  The book addresses three "why" scenarios:  "Why" Monkey wants an object, "Why" Monkey is wearing an item, and "Why" Monkey has a particular thing.

This is an interactive book.  On the last two pages are images for you to cut out.  You are to have the child apply the appropriate image to the story as you read it.  I recommend laminating the story pages and cut outs and using velcro dots to attach the pieces to the story.




Printable Why Question Book for Children with Autism  PDF




If you need this in another format let me know and I'll see what I can do.


15 comments:

atelier jax said...

Jamie,
I forgot to tell you that we downloaded your book, my son loved it! He is a big fan of the Buddy series and instantly adapted to your version. He also has read in the past a book called, no monkey no. But love your version, although my laminating machine is down! Ugh. So, keep it up, great work, and I will post these on my creative spectrum site, shortly. Thanks again!

I am Jamie Sue! said...

Thanks!! This time I cheated. I used top loading medium weight sheet protectors and a binder instead of laminating. It was cheaper. I only laminated the cutouts. We used double stick tape to affix, which is working really really well (I was very suprised!!) I've never heard of No Monkey No... I'll have to check it out.

autismfamily said...

Nice printables. My son went off to school today on the bus for the first time. Trying to find materials to help with that. Took pics this AM of the house and the bus and him in his seat.

He uses the go talk 9+. Feel free to join my yahoo group and let others know about your blog - MakingPECSCards.

Denise said...

Hi Jamie,

I am a WAHM doing both daycare (1-4yrs) & school-age. I think your book is an awesome tool for toddler's - pre-schoolers & have downloaded it. I'm always looking for creative ways to 'teach' children without making it boring.

Thanks for your creativity

Sweetpetunia said...

This book is so cute! I can't wait to use it with my 7yr old son. He has no autism dx but he's pretty "autisti-like" with language delays, etc. Thanks so much.

Anonymous said...

I am a teacher of children diagnosed with ASD and will use this book in my classroom. Love it! I think I will put flaps over the answers to promote independence in problem solving and WHY thinking!

Anonymous said...

thank u so much for providing a free version :)

SLPMOM said...

Jamie--
I am trying to download your "why, monkey, why" printable, but it says the file is no longer there??

Pranay Prakash said...

hi Jamie, I am trying to download a copy of Why monkey why but the link doesnt work. Can you please send me a copy.
Thanks!
Ritu

Anonymous said...

Jamie-

I would love to use your Why, Monkey, Why? printable but it says the file is no longer available. Do you mind providing a fresh link? I would greatly appreciate it!

Thanks!
Mel

Anonymous said...

The download states it is not available anymore

KGC said...

Me too :( I need this for my students! Looks PERFECT!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's a new link: http://www.northallegheny.org/cms/lib4/PA01001119/Centricity/Domain/513/whymonkeywhybook.pdf

Jamie Sullivan said...

Hi- I would LOVE to download and donate to your site. But none of the links to any of the wh-books work. Will they be available again? I am an new SLP and these materials look brilliant. Thanks!

Jamie Austin said...

Hi there, I would like to express again my sincere apologies for the fact that the "Monkey Books" are not accessible from the link(s) posted. I will gladly email a PDF from my personal email to yours if each of you would simply email me(Stephanie, Jamie's temp. replacement and full time sister) at stephyvonne79@gmail.com with the book(s) that you would like to download and I will send you the PDF attachment. (note: I only have "Why Monkey, Why?" and "Where is Monkey" at the moment. Our system was abused and we actually lost many files, including these. Thankfully a few nice folks that had copied them before shared them back! :) Thanks Guys!)

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